Isaiah 32:4
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New International Version
The fearful heart will know and understand, and the stammering tongue will be fluent and clear.

New Living Translation
Even the hotheads will be full of sense and understanding. Those who stammer will speak out plainly.

English Standard Version
The heart of the hasty will understand and know, and the tongue of the stammerers will hasten to speak distinctly.

New American Standard Bible
The mind of the hasty will discern the truth, And the tongue of the stammerers will hasten to speak clearly.

King James Bible
The heart also of the rash shall understand knowledge, and the tongue of the stammerers shall be ready to speak plainly.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The reckless mind will gain knowledge, and the stammering tongue will speak clearly and fluently.

International Standard Version
The hearts of reckless people will understand sound judgment, and the tongues of those who stammer will be ready to speak clearly.

NET Bible
The mind that acts rashly will possess discernment and the tongue that stutters will speak with ease and clarity.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then those who are reckless will begin to understand, and those who stutter will speak quickly and clearly.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The heart also of the rash shall understand knowledge, and the tongue of the stammerers shall be ready to speak plainly.

King James 2000 Bible
The heart also of the rash shall understand knowledge, and the tongue of the stammerers shall be ready to speak plainly.

American King James Version
The heart also of the rash shall understand knowledge, and the tongue of the stammerers shall be ready to speak plainly.

American Standard Version
And the heart of the rash shall understand knowledge, and the tongue of the stammerers shall be ready to speak plainly.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the heart of fools shall understand knowledge, and the tongue of stammerers shall speak readily and plain.

Darby Bible Translation
and the heart of the rash shall understand knowledge, and the tongue of the stammerers shall be ready to speak plainly.

English Revised Version
The heart also of the rash shall understand knowledge, and the tongue of the stammerers shall be ready to speak plainly.

Webster's Bible Translation
The heart also of the rash shall understand knowledge, and the tongue of the stammerers shall be ready to speak plainly.

World English Bible
The heart of the rash will understand knowledge, and the tongue of the stammerers will be ready to speak plainly.

Young's Literal Translation
And the heart of those hastened Understandeth to know, And the tongue of stammerers hasteth to speak clearly.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

32:1-8 Christ our righteous King, and his true disciples, are evidently here intended. The consolations and graces of his Spirit are as rivers of water in this dry land; and as the overhanging rock affords refreshing shade and shelter to the weary traveller in the desert, so his power, truth, and love, yield the believer the only real protection and refreshment in the weary land through which he journeys to heaven. Christ bore the storm himself, to keep it off from us. To him let the trembling sinner flee for refuge; for he alone can protect and refresh us in every trial. See what pains sinners take in sin; they labour at it, their hearts are intent upon it, and with art they work iniquity; but this is our comfort, that they can do no more mischief than God permits. Let us seek to have our hearts more freed from selfishness. The liberal soul devises liberal things concerning God, and desires that He will grant wisdom and prudence, the comforts of his presence, the influence of his Spirit, and in due time the enjoyment of his glory.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 4. - The heart also of the rash; i.e. of those who were rash and hasty, who would not give themselves time to understand the warnings addressed to them, or to think of the real character of their actions. These shall, in Messiah's kingdom, "have the gift of discernment to perceive things in their true nature" (Delitzsch). The tongue of the stammerers. The tongue of those who hitherto have spoken hesitatingly and inconsistently on moral and religions subjects shall be ready - i.e., prompt and eager - to speak upon them with clearness and elegance. The grace given to the uneducated fishermen of Galilee enabled them to preach and teach gospel truth, not only with clearness, but with refinement.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

The heart also of the rash shall understand knowledge,.... Such who have been hasty and precipitant, as the word (c) signifies; who have not given themselves time to consider what they have read or heard, or has been proposed unto them, and have hastily received every thing that has been suggested to them, especially by carnal sense and reason, shall now sit down, and coolly consider things, and so gain an understanding of divine and spiritual knowledge, of the knowledge of Christ, of his person, offices, grace, righteousness, and salvation; an experimental knowledge and understanding of these things, heart and not head knowledge:

and the tongue of the stammerer shall be ready to speak plainly; or, "shall make haste to speak neatly" (d); elegantly and politely; such who hesitated in their speech, and spoke in a blundering manner, and scarcely intelligibly, especially when they spoke of divine and spiritual things, yet now, without the least hesitation, in the freest and most ready manner, with all plainness and propriety shall talk of these things, to the great delight, satisfaction, and use of those that hear them: this was true of the apostles of Christ, those babes and sucklings, out of whose mouth God ordained praise, and who were most of them Galilaeans, very illiterate and unpolished, and yet these, especially when they had the gift of tongues, spake the great things of God very readily, and in good language; and also is true of other ministers of the word, raised up among the barbarous nations of the world.

(c) "inconsideratorum", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator; "praecipatorum", Montanus. (d) "festinabit loqui nitida", Pagninus; "polite", Munster; "diserte", Calvin; "loqui venusta", Cocceius.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

4. rash—rather, "the hasty"; contrast "shall not make haste" (Isa 28:16); the reckless who will not take time to weigh religious truth aright. Or else, the well-instructed [Horsley].

stammers—those who speak confusedly on divine things (compare Ex 4:10-12; Jer 1:6; Mt 10:19, 20). Or, rather, those drunken scorners who in stammering style imitated Isaiah's warnings to mock them [Maurer] (Isa 28:7-11, 13, 14, 22; 29:20); in this view, translate, "speak uprightly" (agreeably to the divine law); not as English Version, referring to the distinctness of articulation, "plainly."

Isaiah 32:4 Additional Commentaries
Context
A Righteous King
3Then the eyes of those who see will not be blinded, And the ears of those who hear will listen. 4The mind of the hasty will discern the truth, And the tongue of the stammerers will hasten to speak clearly. 5No longer will the fool be called noble, Or the rogue be spoken of as generous.…
Cross References
Isaiah 29:24
Those who are wayward in spirit will gain understanding; those who complain will accept instruction."

Isaiah 35:4
say to those with fearful hearts, "Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, he will come with vengeance; with divine retribution he will come to save you."

Isaiah 35:5
Then will the eyes of the blind be opened and the ears of the deaf unstopped.
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The heart also of the rash shall understand knowledge, and the tongue of the stammerers shall be ready to speak plainly.

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Galatians 1:23 But they had heard only, That he which persecuted us in times past …

rash. Heb. hasty
the tongue

Exodus 4:11 And the LORD said to him, Who has made man's mouth? or who makes …

Songs 7:9 And the roof of your mouth like the best wine for my beloved, that …

Luke 21:14,15 Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what you …

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Acts 4:13 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that …

plainly. or, elegantly

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